This hotel was a little bit of a letdown. We paid for a "lake view" room, but lake view meant looking over a parking lot, over a low 1-story building, over a busy road, and through the trees. It's true that we could see blue water, but it was an obstructed view and nothing special.
We were also disappointed in the comfort of the room. The air conditioning wasn't turned on (our stay was in October), so the room was warm and stuffy even when we set the fan to the coldest setting. We could open the windows to let in fresh cool air, but then cigarette smoke and noise from the hot tub area, not to mention the expected road noise, would filter in.
We paid $250 a night; seems like this room should have been more in the $100 range.
On the positive side, the room was large, the hotel is nicely located for driving around the Tahoe area, and it was nice to walk to the Bear Beach Cafe for breakfast.
All in all, it was ok but nothing special. With so many other hotel options in the area, I don't think I'd stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inn by the Lake is conveniently located across the street from Lake Tahoe's El Dorado Beach. Heavenly Mountain Resort is a mile away and the Inn's mid-town location offers easy access to all that Tahoe has to offer. We have a fully equipped fitness room, sauna, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)and bi-level spa. Enjoy our family fun center, Tahoe Bowl - featuring Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza and Lane 17 Sports Bar. Bear Beach Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner for your family dining pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn By The Lake Hotel South Lake Tahoe
- Hotel By The Lake
- By The Lake Tahoe